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2018 Harvest Report, from Napa to Champagne

From Tuscany to Napa, autumn means it’s time for the grape harvest. By now, the harvest is underway—and in some places, it’s already finished. Old and new world growers and…

The Next Big Tuscan Wine Region: Montecucco

Chianti. Montalcino. Bolgheri. Montepulciano. Carmignano. Gimignano. For a province about as big as New Jersey, Tuscany is home to some of the most famous areas for wine, and for good reason. And yet, there are still Tuscan wines to be “discovered,” like those coming from Montecucco.

Sangiovese, Italy’s Most Famous Grape

Italian wine has a well-defined hierarchy. Barbera and Nebbiolo rule Piemonte, while Prosecco-bound Glera and Pinot Grigio are the stars in the northeast. And then there’s Tuscany’s Sangiovese. The grape and its clones are behind numerous deep-red wines from the luxurious Brunello di Montalcino to your common Chianti.

Baked Olives with Preserved Lemon & Fennel

While meant as an appetizer, it would be hard to argue against a dinner of warm piquant olives, hot crusty bread, and a rich wine. Preserved lemons are readily found in Middle Eastern shops, but if they can’t be located, the zest of a lemon will suffice. The recipe calls for Picholines, but quite honestly there is no such thing as a wrong choice when it comes to olives.

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What to Drink on the Grass

Man, I love it when the weather turns warmer, when spring takes hold. There are many reasons for this affection, of course, but one of my strongest reasons is gastronomic. For when the air is temperate, eating outside becomes possible. And eating outside…I swear I believe this!